From Kickstarter Success, To Your Pocket - Vin Wallet Review
If you're like me, you can't stand a bulky wallet. Especially when you like to wear skinny jeans! Don't be a George Castanza.
Created from the beautiful land down under, Vin Wallets have created something necessary for the market. Here's what I thought after almost 2 months of testing it out. Below I review the good, the bad (because everyone wants an honest opinion), and then I give my final thoughts.
One of the first things you'll notice is the simple yet functional design. No frills to the design - it's beautiful just the way it is.
The second thing is the quality. The care in the stitching and premium leather makes it a quality wallet, which is exactly what you should get when you use something every day that holds some very valuable items (e.g. driver's license, photos of your beautiful wife, cash, etc.). You use your wallet every day, you should get a high quality one.
The packaging of the wallet is a nice touch and is another nod towards paying attention to the details. The premium version of the wallet comes in a nice box, and the middle range version comes in a handy bag.
This isn't so much a bad thing - but I used to keep my work key card in my wallet and tap my wallet to get in the door without having to take the key card out. However, with a Vin Wallet, you'll have to most likely take the key card out because of its RFID protection. The RFID protection is what's preventing it from sensing the key card in the wallet, but it's also preventing scam artists from stealing valuable credit card information. It's like having an annoying seatbelt on a long drive - you want to cut it off and burn it as you throw it out the window, but then you will die. It's not a big deal, and is actually more of a positive with all things considered, but it's still worth mentioning.
For a new brand to a scene that is overly cluttered, Vin Wallets is definitely on the right path. It's impressive to see a company get funding on Kickstarter and start with a great product. I'll continue to use mine and if you're in the market for a new wallet, give them a go and let me know what you think!
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Photo cred: the talented Rob Nelson (www.robnelson.ca)